File:Fantastic 196201.jpg|thumb|right|Garrett's novelette "Hepcats of Venus" was the cover story on the January 1962 ''Fantastic Stories|Fantastic''
'''Randall Garrett''' (December 16, 1927 – December 31, 1987) was an American science fiction
author. He was a prolific contributor to ''Astounding
'' and other science fiction magazines of the 1950s and 1960s. He instructed Robert Silverberg
in the techniques of selling large quantities of action-adventure science fiction, and collaborated with him on two novels about Earth bringing civilization to an alien planet.